is this suppose to happen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenmaster10, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. chickenmaster10

    chickenmaster10 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen just started laying eggs two weeks ago and there hasnt been any weird eggs but one. All of them have been brown with tiny white speckle but one which was really long and had purple dots. Is this normal?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of that. Since there is no chicken pigment that makes it purple it may be some chemical or product your chicken can consume. If it was green I could tell you that green yolks were caused by the consumption of acorns. May we see a picture?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of HRIR that lay medium tan eggs with purple spots all the time. It is perfectly normal egg shell color variation.
     
  6. chickenmaster10

    chickenmaster10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Heres a picture.[​IMG]
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Normal....might not happen consistently, and that's normal too.
     
  8. chickenmaster10

    chickenmaster10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I just got another egg from her. It still has small purple spots but its a lot smaller.
     
  9. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curious what breed this is with the purple spot. Supposedly some Langshan hens can have a purple/plum colored bloom over the egg.
     

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